Fraternity to Get Ice Cold for Special Olympics

Posted on January 16th, 2008 by

Tau Psi Omega fraternity member Justin Barlow (frog suit) takes the plunge in 2007.

Tau Psi Omega fraternity member Justin Barlow (frog suit) takes the plunge in 2007.

Members of the Tau Psi Omega fraternity at Gustavus Adolphus College will participate in the Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 17 in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota.

The Polar Bear Plunge is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into frigid Minnesota waters. This year the event will occur at 11 different locations including St. Peter on various dates from January to March.

At least 15 individuals from Tau Psi Omega — known across campus as the Reds — will take part in the St. Peter plunge which will take place at 2 p.m. at Hallet’s Pond near the intersection of Old Minnesota Ave. and W. St. Julien St.

“The Polar Plunge is a fun event that raises tons of money for a great cause,” Tau Psi Omega President Nick Zorn said. “The Special Olympics bring a lot of joy to a lot of people’s lives, and what better way to help them out than by jumping into a frozen lake.”

Fraternity members have a pledge goal of $2,700. You can make a pledge in the name of one of the participating plungers by going online to specialolympicsminnesota.org.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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